Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What an awkward situation: such a unique beer, with such a unique cultivation, and yet it is such a simple beer. It hits the spot and quenches my thirst, but it is nothing spectacular. I gave it a higher overall score, well, simply because it tastes good and its brewing is so unique.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thin, drinkable beer. A simple beer, but very enjoyable to drink. Consder the aroma the best part, in my opinion.
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Something unpleasant in the aroma, can’t place it. Thin mouthfeel. Fruity and dry. Peach or apple? Maybe apricot. Some moderate bitterness. This was the best experience I’ve had with this beer, even though every one i’ve had was from the same 6-pack. Nice, but a bit one-dimensional.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mid amber colour with a frothy, long-lasting white head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma with a bit of hoppiness. The taste was so friendly and drinkable that I found the 355ml bottle a bit meagre. Could do with a (British, 20 fl oz.) pint of this. Sourness and dryness are both present, neither excessively. Not a complex taste, but somehow immensely satisfying.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint poured at the Big Skye Cafe in San Luis Obispo (California), amber in colour with a medium head. A fruity hop aroma which is replicated in the flavour, though a little sour on the palate.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a very thin head. Sweet aroma is fruity with just a hint of hops. Nice bitter flavor with just a bit of a malty finish. Fantastic session beer. Crisp and refreshing. Not too complex but still a quality beer for everyday quaffing. Extra point overall for drinkability.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber/copper. Good mouhtfeel with clean malt flavor. Hops come through in the finish. I first had this beer in San Francisco almost 30 years ago. A classic that many believe started the craft/micro brew movement in the US. My hat is off to Fritz Maytag.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
interesting beer.....i will have to try this again.......and the bottle is a cool shape....
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper color great head and a great ovverall smell to the beer. Light fruitness with a hint of malt. Good hops with a semi bitter flavor. Dry finish which was perfect for this beer. I get a small acid flvaor maybe due to an old bottle. Great beer. Way to go Anchor Steam!!!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Golden clear colour with a nice head. Little hoppy nise. Big mouthfull, hoppy taste, that ends up bitter and hints of cirtus.